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Offline billadler

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WU displays wrong location on home page
« on: July 21, 2017, 12:32:29 AM »
When I visit Weather Underground, www.wunderground.com, I see in big, bold letters the name of a station and weather that's not mine, Budokan, Japan. (The temperature is also much higher than the correct temperature. Budokan is a sports arena.)

I've reset my home location and favorites multiple times, but this location, Budokan, Japan keeps showing up on wunderground.com. Nothing I seem to be able to do fixes this problem of seeing the wrong location.

Can anyone tell me how to fix Wunderground's incorrect opening page location?

Thanks.

Bill


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Offline JHellis

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Re: WU displays wrong location on home page
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 12:51:13 PM »
Hi
Go to "My Profile" > "Member Settings" > "Home & Favourites"

You should be able to set your location there.

Dont forget to save the changes by clicking on the Save Home Location button.

Also check the correct location of your own weather station.

Hope this helps

John

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Offline billadler

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Re: WU displays wrong location on home page
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 09:31:37 PM »
John,

Thanks for your reply. To avoid any ambiguity, I set and saved my home to Haneda Airport (HND). My personal weather station is also set correctly to where I live.

I also checked: Budokan is set neither as my home location or as a favorite.

And yet Weather Underground still shows Budokan, Japan on the opening page.

Bill

Hi
Go to "My Profile" > "Member Settings" > "Home & Favourites"

You should be able to set your location there.

Dont forget to save the changes by clicking on the Save Home Location button.

Also check the correct location of your own weather station.

Hope this helps

John

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Re: WU displays wrong location on home page
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 10:14:26 PM »
It may be looking at where the ISP signal comes from.  When I had CenturyStink they had my location Omaha some 250 miles away. Tonight I'm where my ISP home office is located some 100 miles away.
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Offline billadler

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Re: WU displays wrong location on home page
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 09:35:45 AM »
You're right. When I fire up my VPN, I see weather for New Jersey on Wundergroun's home page.

Is there anyway to change that? Many people's ISP location is distant from their weather.

Bill

It may be looking at where the ISP signal comes from.  When I had CenturyStink they had my location Omaha some 250 miles away. Tonight I'm where my ISP home office is located some 100 miles away.